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Sonic, the suburban fast food drive-in chain, announced its first location in New York City on Wednesday, an expansion for which junk food enthusiasts have been clamoring for years. The catch: it’s going to be located at 148 Page Avenue on the southern end of Staten Island. Staten Island residents are excited, but Manhattan-centric media […]

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The city is making it easier to become a cabbie. The New York Times reports that the Taxi & Limousine Commission has dropped a significant portion of the geography questions from its rigorous 80-question test, meaning that cabbies won’t know New York City’s streets as well as they once did, which was never that good. […]

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Did you know that there are now clear plastic license plate covers that mask your plate numbers from electronic scanners? Yeah — but use them at your own risk, because in New York it’s illegal to obscure a license plate on a public road. NBCNewYork reports that some drivers are using products like the PhotoMaskCover, […]

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Remember Adam Tang, the driver who broke the record for fastest lap around Manhattan with a 24-minute sprint, then was arrested after posting video of his exploits to YouTube? He’s petitioned a judge to give him his driver license back, and shockingly, she turned him down. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser said his “conduct, […]

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We see a lot of crazy videos from Russia. Many from the roads. This thing rolling down the Samara-Orenburg highway is something special though. WTF IS IT?! Is it a transformer? Spawn of the giant steampunk spider from Wild Wild West? A souped-up new import from Future Japan? Commenters are confused too. Some seriously hacked farming equipment for […]

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Christopher Tang, the guy who drove a record-breaking 24-minute lap around Manhattan last week, was arrested last night. No word on how the cops found Tang, who uploaded a video of the lap under the pseudonym “AfroDuckProduction” and didn’t leave any obvious traces of his identity in the video. He was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, […]

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Per the video‘s intro: “Filmed on August 26, 2013. Filmed in New York City. Film Speed: 4.3x. Route: Southbound on FDR, starting at 116th Street, ending at 116th Street. Car: 2006 BMW Z4 3.0si, manual/stock. Red lights: six.” He does it in 24 minutes seven seconds. Jalopnik asked the anonymous man how he’d respond to accusations […]

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Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog has made a thirty-five-minute documentary for AT&T, warning people about the inherent dangers of texting while driving. The short film entitled From One Second to the Next follows several unfortunate stories of victims whose lives have either been severely effected or ended due to nonchalantly texting behind the wheel. Anyone who drives should probably […]

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Last month’s vote to legalize weed in Colorado and Washington will present a myriad of logistical and legal challenges as citizens and lawmakers figure out how to live with the new paradigm. One such challenge was addressed by President Obama this morning. A report from the Verge raises another: what do you do about driving […]

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In Russia, everyone should have a camera on their dashboard. It’s better than keeping a lead pipe under your seat for protection (but you might still want that lead pipe). Here’s why. And watch our supercut. […]

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